Tour Overview

Tour Code:                AETT-TE 01

Duration:                   8days 7night

Tour Title:                  Semien Mountain Trekking

Transportation:       Surface and flight

Tour Itinerary

Day1.  Take morning flight to Gondar, which is the site of ancient castle and palaces constructed in the European middle age architectural style. After check-in to hotel, visit the royal enclosure which is also known as” the Camelot of Africa”, the iconic church of Debre Birehan Selassie, bath of king Fasilades which is still in use for the colorful celebration of Ethiopian epiphany (Timket). Overnight in hotel

Day2.  Early in the morning drive about 123kms to SIMIEN mountains national park, through the city of DEBARK, the stepping ground of Semien mountain national park to collect our entrance ticket. Then proceed to Sankaber camp site to enjoy the surrounding landscape and spot Gelada-Baboon, klipspringer, bushbuck and birds like LAMMERGEIR. Overnight camping in the park

Day3.  Morning after breakfast, trek4-5hours from Sankaber to Geech through the breathtaking scenery of Semen Mountain. On the way you will see colobus monkey, views of the Jinbar River waterfalls falling into the Geech Abyss. Continue trekking Continuing and cross the Jinbar River and ascend into the village of Geech. Overnight camping at Geech.

Day4.  After breakfast resume trek about 12 km which takes 7-9 hours to Chenek through Imet Gogo (3926m), spectacular views and one of the highlights of the trip. On the way and around the camp you will see the endemic Walia Ibex. Overnight camping at Chenek.

Day5.  Today you will trek about 6-8 hours to Ambiko crossing the Bwahit Pass the village of ChiroLeba and .On the way you will see the first glimpse of Ras Dashen and the wonderful views of the Mesheha River Valley and spot the endemic Walia Ibex more closely. Overnight camping at Ambiko.

Day6.  Morning resume 9-10hours trekking to Ras Dashen, the highest point in the country with an altitude of 4620masl and not difficult to climb. Then trek back to Ambiko for overnight camping.

Day7.  In this last day you will trek back to Chenek and drive about 200 km to Gondar, after check in to hotel you will have some relaxation time. overnight in hotel

Day8.  Morning board short flight to Addis Ababa .After having lunch in one of the restaurants make half day city tour of Addis including National museum, Trinity church and the panoramic view of Entoto Mariam mountain . In the evening far well dinner in one of the known cultural restaurant followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian tribes then transfer to airport for your international flight.

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